When you think Astro Gaming, you normally think amazing gaming headsets. Well, now Astro is taking a jab at the gaming controller market. The company unveiled the Astro C40 TR, an officially licensed elite controller for PS4 which is also compatible with PC, and it looks incredible as you can see from the image above. Take some time to throw your money at your screen before we continue.
Astro’s top-tier products are quite expensive, but the Astro C40 TR will sell for $199. At the time of writing, local pricing and availability are yet to be confirmed. What we do know is that the Astro C40 TR will ship in March 2019.
Astro Gaming’s VP of Marketing, Aron Drayer, explains that:
Our products have dramatically changed the esports landscape – improving team and player performance along the way. Our new ASTRO C40 TR Controller is the next natural evolution of our continued commitment to esports, pro gaming and gamers in general. After more than two years of development while incorporating feedback from pro gamers, we’re excited to finally get the C40 TR into the hands of customers. The C40 TR will be a literal game changer.
If that sounds like a bold claim to you, it really isn’t. I personally use a Nacon Pro Controller and it already makes a world of difference. The Astro C40 TR comes with so many customization features, including swappable stick modules, button remapping, trigger stops and more that it does sound like the full package for anyone who wants an upgrade from their DualShock 4. See for yourself in the video below.
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Not convinced? Check out the full list of features for the controller below, including some great images of the device.
Replaceable, swappable stick modules: Quickly and easily swap the Analog Stick or D-Pad Modules for consistently sharp performance. Setup the controller in either Offset or Parallel configurations. Replaceable Stick Caps provide added customization for a competitive advantage.
Integrated, remappable rear buttons: Optimum rear button layout for superior ergonomics improves precision during critical moments. Mappability streamlines the controller for any genre and playstyle while improving response time and accuracy. Remap buttons and save your mappings directly on the controller with no PC software required.
Astro customization software: ASTRO customization software exponentially increases the C40 TR’s versatility and accuracy. Create profiles that can be switched directly from the controller. Adjust trigger and stick sensitivity, remap buttons, tweak EQ, audio output, mic out and sidetone.
Wired/Wireless modes: With the onboard Mode Switch, quickly change between wired and ASTRO’s proprietary 2.4 GHz wireless mode to adapt to any gaming environment. Both offer low-latency for pro-level performance.
Wireless Audio: The C40 TR Controller delivers high fidelity game sound and voice chat in Wired and Wireless mode via the 3.5mm jack. The C40 offers game sound and voice chat in Wireless mode. Compatible with any gaming headset with a 3.5mm jack.
Trigger Stops: Quickly and easily activate the trigger stops, which adjusts the trigger pull distance, to allow hair-trigger performance in most FPS titles.
12-hour battery life: Outlast your game with up to 12 hours of battery life.
Included Travel Case: Travel safe and secure with the travel case for the C40 TR. Protect your controller, module, stick caps and tool all in one hard-shelled case.
Tournament Ready: Ready for any environment, the TR line of ASTRO Gaming products deliver premium design and performance for every type of gamer. All Tournament Ready products are designed and developed to meet the demanding specifications of pro gamers.
What do you think about the Astro C40 TR and are you in the market for an elite controller for either your PS4 or your PC? Let us know in the comment section below.